Admirably Superior and Well-Mannered
The Whipper Snapper is Ransom’s endeavor to combine the best production methods and technical approaches used in making Bourbon, Scotch, Irish whiskey, and Dutch corenwyn. Ransom feels the Whipper Snapper cannot be placed in one category of whiskey; the best aspects from several distinct styles are represented. Although the mash bill is most similar to bourbon, it is quite heavy on malted barley, and aromatically is more similar to a non-peated Scotch or Irish whiskey.
There are many definitions of what a Whipper Snapper is. Ransom prefers the one that defines a Whipper Snapper as a young, impertinent person, lacking in respect for the elders, but who also has an excess of ambition and talent. So it is with Ransom’s Whipper Snapper; this young whiskey is no sullen layabout. Unbound from the constraints of its cousins in traditional whiskey categories, Ransom feels that it embodies a template for youthful and accessible yet expressive craft whiskey that gives credence to its ingredients and production methods.
Whipper Snapper opens with warm, toasty notes of hazelnut and rye loaf, underpinned by creamy malt aromas. The palate is lively but giving, with a deft balance between aromatics of grain and barrel; notes of crystal malt, Demerara sugar, and sweet earth. Whipper Snapper finishes with an elegant flourish of viscosity and vibrant, expressive notes of rye and malt.
MENTIONS AND AWARDS
Stuart Ramsay’s Hogmanay Award – 2012
Northwest Whiskey International Review of Spirits – 2013 Silver Medal
Grain bill - 63% Corn neutral spirits, 21% Rye, 16% Barley (85% Malted, 15% Unmalted Ransom Estate).
Distillation - Pot Distilled in Prulho 265 and 660 gallon alambic copper stills. All cuts made by smell and taste.
Aging - Aged in used French oak wine barrels as well as new and used American whiskey barrels. Average time in barrel eighteen to twenty-four months with a range from twelve months to five years.
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